MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,734 this week

Frankenstein (1910)

 -  Short | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  18 March 1910 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 1,924 users  
Reviews: 46 user | 32 critic

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

The Top 5 Most Influential Zombie Films
| FEARnet
Happy Birthday, Frankie!
| ShadowAndAct

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 23 Oct 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 34 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Frankenstein" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Frankenstein (1910)

Frankenstein (1910) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Frankenstein.

User Polls

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fantasy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Alice dozes in a garden, awakened by a dithering white rabbit in waistcoat with pocket watch. She follows him down a hole and finds herself in a hall of many doors. A key opens a small door... See full summary »

Directors: Cecil M. Hepworth, Percy Stow
Stars: May Clark, Cecil M. Hepworth, Blair
Frankenstein (1931)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An obsessed scientist assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses.

Director: James Whale
Stars: Colin Clive, Mae Clarke, Boris Karloff
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: John Barrymore, Martha Mansfield, Brandon Hurst
Dante's Inferno I (1911)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A jilted husband takes his revenge by filming his wife and her lover and showing the result at the local cinema. This was one of Starewicz' first animated films, and stars very realistic ... See full summary »

Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Short | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels.

Director: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, A.C. Abadie, George Barnes
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. The film... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bat flies into an ancient castle and transforms itself into Mephistopheles himself. Producing a cauldron, Mephistopheles conjures up a young girl and various supernatural creatures, one ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès
Stars: Jeanne d'Alcy, Georges Méliès
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself.

Director: Lucius Henderson
Stars: James Cruze, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline
Sci-Fi | Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Thoroughly researched remake of the first screen version of Mary Shelley's story. Blending visual nightmare & Gothic romance, it tells this much trampled tale more as Jekyll and Hyde ghost ... See full summary »

Director: Robert David
Stars: John Golden, Mary Ann Curto, David Paulson
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young man gives life to a statue with disastrous results.

Director: Joseph W. Smiley
Stars: Percy Standing, George De Carlton, Lucy Cotton
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the garden, a man asks his friends to do something silly for him to record on film.

Director: Louis Aimé Augustin Le Prince
Stars: Harriet Hartley, Adolphe Le Prince, Joseph Whitley
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mary Fuller ...
Elizabeth (uncredited)
Charles Ogle ...
The Monster (uncredited)
Augustus Phillips ...
Frankenstein (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Frankenstein, a young medical student, trying to create the perfect human being, instead creates a misshapen monster. Made ill by what he has done, Frankenstein is comforted by his fiancée but on his wedding night he is visited by the monster. A fight ensues but the monster, seeing himself in a mirror, is horrified and runs away. He later returns, entering the new bride's room, and finds her alone. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 March 1910 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Франкенштейн  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Prior to the film's rediscovery, only a few images of Charles Ogle as The Monster were known to exist. Interestingly, Ogle looks a lot younger in the film than he does in the photographs. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rigoletto (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Before there was Karloff and Lugosi.....
26 February 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

This short film version of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, made in 1910 always appeared in monster magazines, especially with the picture of actor Charles Ogle as the monster. He appears like an overweight court jester. I became lucky enough to get a copy of the film on videotape. This is like most films made before World War I, resembling filmed stage performances, with an unmoving camera. First we see the monster's creation, which takes palce in a vat, where his flesh fuses onto his bones like cotton candy on a paper cone. Next we see the monster claw at his creator, and frighten the creator's bride. No, it won't scare you (If it does frighten you, please seek therapy) but this is a unique chance to catch the actual birth of the horror film.


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
On DVD? jesse-acosta
Who's Thomas Edison? happyspells
View Frankenstein on IFILM cooldude1343
Music pixelnut
film historians...PLEASE HELP ME! kelly-216
Just watched this and was wondering...[SPOILE RS] OgreVI
Discuss Frankenstein (1910) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page